In 2017, WRAG's president Tamara Copeland was named the Waldemar Nielsen Visiting Fellow, Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. As part of her time at Georgetown, Tamara oversaw a research project to assess the impact of the 2016 Putting Racism on the Table series on the local philanthropic community. The report, by Edward Weizenegger, MPP '18, documents the participants’ feedback on the series experience and enumerates the diverse impact it has had on their work.
The 86,000 private foundations with less than $50 million in assets account for 98% of all foundations in the United States; however, data about this “super majority” is scant because most private foundation research looks only at the wealthiest 2% of grantmaking philanthropies.
This W.K. Kellogg Foundation resource guide provides individuals and organizations with access to extensive learning materials, tools and data on racial inequities, their impact on communities of color, and the process for healing racial wounds so that communities can work together.